Three Poems by Sandra Cisneros

BOMB 40 Summer 1992
040 Summer 1992

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A Man Ugly, Strong and Proper, or Narciso Reyes, You Are My Destiny by Sandra Cisneros
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BOMB 40, Summer 1992

Featuring interviews with Reno, Derek Walcott, Neal Jimenez & Eric Stoltz, George Condo, Louis Kahn, Camille Billops, Darius James, Michael Jenkins, and Joe Mantello.

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040 Summer 1992